Walkenhorst Motorsport and Turner Motorsport join sim-racing competitions

Two veteran BMW client racing groups, Walkenhorst Motorsport and Turner Motorsport have actually chosen to take part on the increasing insanity that is sim-racing. The 2 groups made the statement the other day. The list appears to be ever-growing and it currently consists of numerous other BMW M Customer Racing groups.

When it emerged that genuine motor racing was not going to be possible for the foreseeable future, the choice to get in the world of sim-racing was a rational one for Walkenhorst Motorsport group supervisor Niclas Königbauer.

““ At that minute, when it ended up being clear, we instantly took an excellent browse and considered what we might do rather. We are all favorably mad about motorsport,” ” stated Königbauer. “ We really rapidly struck upon sim racing on the Nordschleife. Esports has actually been on our list for a very long time. For time factors, it has actually never ever made it to the top of the list.” ”

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Walkenhorst Motorsport put together 2 groups within a brief time frame. Far, they have actually fielded 2 BMW Z4 GT3 s in all the races in the DNLS powered by VCO. A Lot Of Walkenhorst Motorsport ’ s routine chauffeurs take their location at the wheel of their racing simulators in the house: David Pittard, Mikkel Jensen and Christian Krognes. They are supported by sim racers Scott and Sam Michaels, however are likewise investing a big quantity of time in getting up to the requirement of the leading sim racers who contend on the virtual Nordschleife weekly.

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“ It is extraordinary just how much time the people invest in their simulators and just how much comprehensive work they purchase the set-up, ” stated Königbauer.Pittard“included, “ I did utilized to sim race as a pastime, however needed to deal with the reality that I was miles behind the genuine sim” racersöwhen I began to get included with Walkenhorst Motorsport. I have actually trained exceptionally hard for the last 4 weeks and invested a minimum of 4 to 5 hours a day on the simulator. ”

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While Walkenhorst Motorsport is concentrating on races on the virtual Nordschleife, Turner Motorsport is handling the digital racetracks of North America with the BMW M8 GTE. On the sim racing scene, it presently runs a BMW M8 GTE in the group ’ s timeless blue and yellow livery in the IMSA iRacing Pro Series, in which the circuit in Mid-Ohio hosts round 3 of the season this Thursday.

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“ At Turner Motorsport, we have actually constantly tried to find brand-new methods of providing our enthusiasm for racing, our brand name and our partners, ” stated Turner. “ As such, Esports was currently on our radar prior to the existing scenario established, as it provides excellent marketing chances at very little expenses. We have actually been keeping track of the marketplace for many years and think that it has not yet peaked. ”

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Turner Motorsport ’ s chauffeur line-up functions child Robby Foley who drives a BMW M8 GTE in the IMSA iRacing Pro Series and stood out with lead at the opening round of the season in Sebring. “ Having him on board’makes our entry into sim racing both simpler and more interesting, ” stated Turner.

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“ He has actually been actively associated with Esports for several years and is an outstanding ambassador for Turner Motorsport, “our partners and the BMW Motorsport Esports activities. ”

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